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When an American soldier received the letter "Dear John" it meant..
the end of the relationship
birth of a child
a military discharge
decease of a spouse
A Dear John letter is a letter written to a man by his wife or romantic partner to inform him their relationship is over because she has found another lover. While the exact origins of the phrase are unknown, it is commonly believed to have been coined by Americans during World War II. "John" was the most popular baby name for boys in America.
What kind of necktie is that?
The Seven Fold Tie
Bolo ties became quite popular in the 70’s and have been worn ever since then by baby boomers who like activities like gold panning and making dream catchers (Fun fact: it become the official neckwear of Arizona in 1971 - New Mexico and Texas also have signed laws stating the same for their states). This groovy piece of man jewelry has made a small comeback in recent years, but unless you live in the southwest it may not be work appropriate.
Who, in the United States, is decorated with the "Purple Heart" medal?
injured or killed soldier
wife or parents of the killed soldier
The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the president to those wounded or killed while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military. With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit, which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members – the only earlier award being the obsolete Fidelity Medallion.
The largest collection of Christian holy relics outside the Vatican is located in?
St. Anthony’s houses the largest collection of Christian relics outside of the Vatican. The collection is comprised of around 5,000 relics, the majority of which are classified as first and second class relics. The collection includes everything from holy cloth to the entire skeleton of St. Demetrius.During the 1870s especially, his agents were able to collect hundreds upon hundreds of relics and ship them back to him in the United States. In 1880 he built St. Anthony’s as a home base for his rapidly growing collection of relics and then expanded it in 1892 to house even more.
What state in the US is this flag?
The colors come from the national flag. 24 stars commemorate Missouri was 24th state of USA. The bears symbolized size and power of Missouri. The coat of arms means membership to Union, and crescent is symbol of new state on Lousiana territory. Adapted on 23rd March 1913
What is is the capital city of the U.S. state of Florida?
Tallahassee is the capital city of the U.S. state of Florida.Tallahassee became the capital of Florida, then the Florida Territory, in 1824. In 2017, the population was 191,049, making it the 7th-largest city in the U.S state of Florida. Tallahassee is the largest city in the Florida Panhandle region, and the main center for trade and agriculture
Who painted the "Nighthawks" image?
William Merritt Chase
Nighthawks is a 1942 oil on canvas painting by Edward Hopper that portrays people in a downtown diner late at night. It has been described as Hopper's best-known work and is one of the most recognizable paintings in American art. Within months of its completion, it was sold to the Art Institute of Chicago on May 13, 1942 for $3,000.
Who was killed during the military operation "Neptune Spear"?
Usama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden, the founder and first leader of the Islamist group Al-Qaeda, was killed in Pakistan on May 2, 2011, by United States Navy SEALs of the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development Group. The operation, code-named Operation Neptune Spear ended a nearly 10-year search for bin Laden, following his role in the September 11 attacks on the United States.
The star spangled banner is the national anthem of which country?
“The Star-Spangled Banner” is the national anthem of the United States. By the time the song officially became the country's anthem in 1931, it had been one of America's most popular patriotic tunes for more than a century. Key was inspired by the large U.S. flag, with 15 stars and 15 stripes, known as the Star-Spangled Banner, flying triumphantly above the fort during the U.S. victory.
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas is dedicated to what?
John F. Kennedy's presidency and assassination
the history of Dallas as a city in the Confederate States of America
the Hispanic Heritage of Dallas
the history of cowboys in Texas
The museum is located at the very spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald, according to four government investigations, shot and killed the President on November 22, 1963.
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